- Date of Birth
- March 23, 1997 (19)
- Primary Style:
- Karate(heavy contact)/BJJ
- Florida (Central)
- Other Interests and Information:
- I like to study (google and firsthand) every form martial arts possible and learn both their philosophical/historical approaches and physical applications. Other than martial arts, my primary talent is film/tv production. (Apple certified in FCPX)
- Martial Artist;
- Martial Arts Experience:
- Enrolled by my parents at age four in Nihon Tetsuken-Ryu (mostly influenced by Goju-Ryu/American Goju)
Karate, because my father (who took Tae-Kwon-Do when he was younger, and from what I've seen, not the common Bullshido TKD) wanted me to learn correct discipline and be able to defend myself at a young age if it ever became necessary. In my youth, I was not very dedicated at all to the art, I just did what I was told. At age nine, I took a hiatus from Karate as a result of an unrelated broken Femur bone, and resumed at age twelve. From there, I still did not wholeheartedly enjoy the art, but when I became more mature and realized what I was really doing,(around ages 13-14) I began to love the martial arts. The past few years,(I'm sixteen) I have trained in Karate not simply because I was enrolled in it, but because I love martial arts. I'm extremely glad that my parents (whom I respect greatly) encouraged me to participate in the martial arts.
I know many Bullshido members discredit a majority of Traditional martial arts, especially Japanese ones in the U.S. (Mcdojos), but my art is not a "punch the air, always kata, too deadly for sparring" karate style. There's some katas in my art, (which I don't believe make me stronger, nor should anyone, but instead promote good technique) but my art primarily incorporates a lot of grappling, explanation of practical self defense applications, and hard contact sparring/resistant training. Therefore; I believe my martial arts experience (though I'm only a sixteen year old 1st kyu who just missed my BB test and must wait until March) can be classified as part of the small percentage of traditional martial arts that are practiced efficiently.
- This quote is likely used a lot, but I love it.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
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